List of Device Manager Errors

Windows Device Manager shows an error when there is a problem with a device driver, a conflict of system resources or other hardware problems.

How Can I See an Error Code?

  1. In Device Manager, double-click the device type with an error.
  2. Then right-click on the device with an error, and select Properties. A dialogue box of device properties will appear. The error code is shown in the device status area.

Error Codes

Such errors consist of a digital code and a text message for searching solution. Below there is a complete list of device manager error codes:

Code 1This device is not configured correctly.
Code 3The driver for this device might be corrupted, or your system may be running low on memory or other resources.
Code 10This device cannot start.
Code 12This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system.
Code 14This device cannot work properly until you restart your computer. (Code 14)
Code 16Windows cannot identify all the resources this device uses.
Code 18Reinstall the drivers for this device.
Code 19Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged.
Code 21Windows is removing this device.
Code 22This device is disabled.
Code 24This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed.
Code 28The drivers for this device are not installed.
Code 29This device is disabled because the firmware of the device did not give it the required resources.
Code 31This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device.
Code 32A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality.
Code 33Windows cannot determine which resources are required for this device.
Code 34Windows cannot determine the settings for this device.
Code 35Your computer’s system firmware does not include enough information to properly configure and use this device. To use this device, contact your computer manufacturer to obtain a firmware or BIOS update.
Code 36This device is requesting a PCI interrupt but is configured for an ISA interrupt (or vice versa). Please use the computer’s system setup program to reconfigure the interrupt for this device.
Code 37Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware.
Code 38Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory.
Code 39Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing.
Code 40Windows cannot access this hardware because its service key information in the registry is missing or recorded incorrectly.
Code 41Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device.
Code 42Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because there is a duplicate device already running in the system.
Code 43Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems.
Code 44An application or service has shut down this hardware device.
Code 45Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer.
Code 46Windows cannot gain access to this hardware device because the operating system is in the process of shutting down.
Code 47Windows cannot use this hardware device because it has been prepared for safe removal, but it has not been removed from the computer.
Code 48The software for this device has been blocked from starting because it is known to have problems with Windows. Contact the hardware vendor for a new driver.
Code 49Windows cannot start new hardware devices because the system hive is too large (exceeds the Registry Size Limit).
Code 52Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device.
Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices. Read more

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